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I have 2 small wires besides the cables to hook up. Where do they go, on the positive or neg side or one on both?

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Normally, all wires on this type of equipment are + with the obvious exception of the - wire that goes to the frame, just like a car or truck.

I would normally expect the big wire to go from the battery to the start solenoid and from the solenoid to the starter. The smaller wires power other equipment on your unit, including the starter circuit. I would guess that if the wires you are referring to have large hole connectors, they both go to the + terminal. You have not made mention of the make or model tractor you are speaking of.

Here is what you should do. Hook up the large cables - make sure you have the proper polarity. Normally, you will have a red wire and a black. Red should go from the + pos on the battery to the start solenoid and the black to the - or neg on the battery and from there to the frame. Yours may be different ... you may have a white to go to ground or you may have a black that goes to +. The solution is to follow the wires and see where they go. Ground goes to the neg and the other wire goes to the pos.

The other two wires - don't hook em up. Try to start the tractor. If it starts, turn on the different features to see what if anything, works. Attach the wires one at a time (just tough them to the terminal) to see what they do. I think you will find one wire is for the headlights, if you have them, and the other wire is for the rest of the electrical needs, including electric clutch, if so equipped.

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